Oh, my....how am I going to keep up with this blog? I have to do better. At least I have been posting all of the art happenings to Instagram, please stop by and check that out.
In the meantime...here is some of what has been going on, in pictures!
Last weekend...I got back into my fashion illustration groove thanks to no school on Monday and Thursday...and hung out with the Art Hive Magazine queen bees on Thursday as well. Here are my fashion illustrations from last weekend (and this weekend) and also some guest appearances by Mackie, Scooter and my fav, Tim Gunn.
Today I woke up pretty early (even though I went to bed late, smh) and I made my first trip to my new 'home' beach and Barnes and Noble. It was a pretty productive morning (see below)...and after a nap I completed my daily piece while listening to the Avett Brothers, 'Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise'. Right now I think that this will be the first in a series, a triptych. Just a thought, there are so many levels to the song that I feel I need to make at least a couple more pieces.
...busy. Very busy. These are the fashion illustrations I have been working on all together as one body of work. What can I say...I was inspired! I posted them above, but here they are where you can see them each a little better. I will be cropping these and posting them with my 2013 Fashion Illustration album on FB and on the web...just not tonight, gotta watch Breaking Bad!
So...I am back. Blogging I mean. I have been posting everyday to my Instagram account and FB art page...but as for sitting down and writing and posting final pictures of my daily works...not so much.
I started a new job.
I got really stressed, and truthfully...a little...okay, alot down.
I realized I have a hard time with too much change all at once.
And then I started to feel a little better...and then I felt worse, and then I didn't feel much at all. Those closest to me can tell you that August was at times a very dark month for me. But I held on to my art, making a piece or at least starting a piece each day and now it is calming down a little bit, my art and those close to me helping me back to the light.
As for the move...I am beginning to feel a little better about it all, trying to enjoy the new place where we live while getting used to it at the same time. I do love to go on the roof and look around, you can see for miles, all the tall buildings by the beaches, the downtown area here, the art park, the airport and every once in a while you can see a cruise ship, and that's pretty cool too.But there is also lot's of traffic, and police and ambulance sirens...just...different. Not bad, just different.
My series for the month of August was the CED suggested theme of 'Cycle'. I feel that I can look at the pieces and see my cycle of emotions for the month...some of the pieces are calm and controlled...some chaotic and messy. There is not necessarily a real flow or continuum throughout the pieces...they start, stop, progress, regress...which for me really embody the overall month that I had on a personal level.Voodoo Child.
I am not going to stress myself out about trying to catch on everything that has been going on...instead I updated the Recent Works link with the thirteen pieces I completed but had yet to post final pictures of, shown below.
The theme for September is 'Rhythm'...and I sure hope I will start to get back into my rhythm artistically and professionally. My immediate interpretation for this theme was to work with music/lyrics.
I am going to try to not obsess over each piece staying within a certain size.
I am going to try to be okay with working or not working with the figure in these pieces.
I am not sure where this will go, I never am.
But...if I am looking to music for inspiration, then there is so much inspiration to be had...so I should have no shortage of material.
The first piece is an acrylic painting on canvas, 24x48 inches. I used a scratch-through technique to write the lyrics to Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix, definitely a favorite song of mine and also my husband's. I might do a second piece related to this particular song...not sure yet.
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